I tried to make the title a little clever. I’m talking about weight gain and pregnancy.
I don’t care who you are and what you tell me…it sucks and you know it. Up until this week, I was the person who was like “it doesn’t matter…you are gaining it for your baby…blah blah blah” and believe me, I still know that. That fact doesn’t make hearing you’ve gained 18 pounds any easier.
I’ve always struggled with my weight. I know I have never been obese or fat, but I have to work out and eat well to look good. Right before I got pregnant, I had lost about 7 lbs and was feeling really good about myself. I was working out and doing weight watchers—just getting healthy after the college and newlywed weight had accumulated. I know I am a curvy girl and will always be the same size that I am, but I just like to feel good in my clothes.
Then I got pregnant. I really have been okay with gaining the weight. I love looking at my growing belly. I want this sweet boy to be big and healthy and happy. It is just hard sometimes thinking about losing the weight after. And the fact that I am in TWO weddings when I am 8 and 1/2 months pregnant. I am just envisioning the skinny, beautiful girls standing beside enormous me. (And believe me…both weddings…skinny, beautiful girls. every. last. one. of. them)
I think it hit me when my husband weighed himself the other morning and I peaked over to see that he is currently 10 pounds less than me. I almost cried. He has lost almost 10 pounds doing this insanity workout thing for the past 20 days. And I have obviously gained. I just want to be like…can’t you do that AFTER I have the baby!?!
Don’t freak out reading this and think I am going to stop eating or something. If you know me, you know that would never happen. I eat all the time…pregnant or not pregnant. And I am not crazy and would NEVER starve my baby of the nutrients he needs to grow. I am just venting because it sucks to look at the scale and see a number you have never seen in your life and know that it is only going to increase 15 or so more pounds. Gross.